breakfast and lunch offerings

May 14, 2014

We are happy to announce that construction on the new FEMA shelter and cafeteria is entering the final phases.  We are so excited about adding that building to our campus and can’t wait to be in there next year.  Thanks again for your support of that project.  We will be moving equipment from our current kitchen to the new building, and as a result there will be changes in our breakfast and lunch offerings beginning May 19th.

Breakfast offerings in the cafeteria will be limited to cereal only and lunch offerings will be limited to sandwiches, fruits and vegetables.  As always, milk will be available for all students during breakfast and lunch.

Just a reminder—there is no school on May 26th.  In addition, breakfast and lunch will NOT be served on our last day which is May 30th.


Friday note 4-4-14

April 4, 2014

Mrs. Green

 2nd Grade News

743-4810    greenr@clever.k12.mo.us   April 4, 2014

 

Language Workshop: This week we continued fables, character traits and moral of a story.  We also compared and contrasted two fables.

 

Word Study: This week we worked on long i or e sound spelled y, long e sound spelled ea, and the blends th and tr.

Next weeks spelling words are fly  why try  trying  eat  mean  read each  treat  sunny  brothers   beautiful

 

Reading Workshop: Our focus this week was to identify character traits and the moral of the story.

 

Math Workshop: We tested over Topic 11 this week and will start Topic 12 Geometry.  We completed several subtraction drills, as well. Please have your child practice their subtraction flash cards.

 

Content Workshop: Sound is our focus in  Science this week. We will be doing experiments and activities to explore sound.

 

Important Dates

  • April 4: Art Night: Greek Night
  • April 7 & 8: Parent Teacher Conferences….please go to sign-up genius.com to sign up for your conference time.
  • April 7-11: Penny Drive
  • April 11:Spring Picture packets or money for pictures are due
  • April 17: Cox Care Mobile
  • April 18-21….No school
  • May 1: Cox Care Mobile, this will be there last visit of the year

 

 

 

 

TONIGHT IS ART NIGHT!

 

Please help spread the word…ART NIGHT April 4th, 5:30-8:30pm in the 5-8 area of the Elemiddle.  $10 will get you over 10 activities including screen printing/tie dying on a t-shirt! For more information go to: artsonia.com/arnews/6KB9BZ75.

 

Let The PTA Sponsored PENNY DRIVE Begin

 April 7-April 11

This year’s penny drive will go towards technology.

PRE-K TO 4TH GRADE:

WINNER OF THE PENNY DRIVE WILL RECEIVE A PIZZA PARTY

2ND PLACE WILL GET A POPSICLE PARTY

3RD PLACE WILL GET A POPSICLE PARTY

5TH GRADE TO 8TH GRADE:

WINNER OF THE PENNY DRIVE WILL RECEIVE A PIZZA PARTY

2ND PLACE WILL GET A POPSICLE PARTY

3RD PLACE WILL GET A POPSICLE PARTY

Buckets will be inside by the offices/front doors of each building. If a teacher gets a penny in their bucket that is a plus, if they receive silver or dollars in their bucket that is a minus/negative.   PTA will collect the buckets at 1:30pm on April 11 and count the money. Whoever has the most money will win.  JUST remember silver and dollars subtract from your total.  GOOD LUCK!!!!!

 

The reading incentive: We “Mustache” you to read! has begun!  Your student should be reading 20 minutes a night to get in 100 minutes a week and to answer 3 questions over 3 books they have read.  The first one is due on Monday, April 7th!

Have a fabulous weekend!


Kindergarten Screening

April 1, 2014

Kindergarten screening will be held on May 1st and 2nd.  To qualify for enrollment, eligible children must be 5 years of age prior to August 1st.  All children must have a screening prior to entry and appointments can be made by calling the elementary office at 743-4810 beginning immediately. Copies of  the following items will need to be brought to the screening event:

  • Birth      Certificate
  • Social      Security Card
  • Updated      Shot Record
  • Proof      of Residency (this is not necessary if your child is in our Parents as Teachers      program)

Spelling words

March 28, 2014

Here are next week’s SPELLING WORDS.

these

this

then

thing

thank

think

bank

with

wish

sing

junk

they’re


March 28, 2014

Mrs. Green

 2nd Grade News

743-4810    greenr@clever.k12.mo.us   March 28, 2014

Today was the last day of 3rd quarter. Monday begins 4th quarter. Your second grader will be a third grader in 9 short weeks!!!

 

 

Language Workshop: This week we read fables and learned about character traits and moral of a story.

 

Word Study: This week we reviewed the 3rd quarter spelling words and spelling patterns and took a cumulative test today.

 

Reading Workshop: Our focus this week was to identify character traits and the moral of the story.

 

Math Workshop: We continued Topic 11: Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction. We will finish this topic on Monday, review on Tuesday, and test on Wednesday. I will send home a review on Monday. We completed several subtraction drills, as well. Please have your child practice their subtraction flash cards.

 

Content Workshop: Magnetism was our focus this week. We did several experiments to learn about magnets and completed a test today.

Important Dates

  • April 4: Art Night: Greek Night
  • April 7 & 8: Parent Teacher Conferences….please go to sign-up genius.com to sign up for your conference time.   greenr@clever.k12.mo.us   Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences 2014   The times listed all say AM but they should be PM.  I apologize for the goof!
  • April 7-11: Penny Drive
  • April 17: Cox Care Mobile
  • April 18-21….No school
  • May 1: Cox Care Mobile, this will be there last visit of the year

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE ART TEACHER ABOUT ART NIGHT

 

Please help spread the word…ART NIGHT April 4th, 5:30-8:30pm in the 5-8 area of the Elemiddle.  $10 will get you over 10 activities including screen printing/tie dying on a t-shirt! For more information go to: artsonia.com/arnews/6KB9BZ75.

We are looking for volunteers!! Starting as early as 4pm and ending at 9pm. Even just an hour is needed. We are also needing plastic bags…especially colored bags! Please contact Mrs. Russell to volunteer: russellc@clever.k12.mo.us

Let The PTA Sponsored PENNY DRIVE Begin

 April 7-April 11

This year’s penny drive will go towards technology.

PRE-K TO 4TH GRADE:

WINNER OF THE PENNY DRIVE WILL RECEIVE A PIZZA PARTY

2ND PLACE WILL GET A POPSICLE PARTY

3RD PLACE WILL GET A POPSICLE PARTY

5TH GRADE TO 8TH GRADE:

WINNER OF THE PENNY DRIVE WILL RECEIVE A PIZZA PARTY

2ND PLACE WILL GET A POPSICLE PARTY

3RD PLACE WILL GET A POPSICLE PARTY

Buckets will be inside by the offices/front doors of each building. If a teacher gets a penny in their bucket that is a plus, if they receive silver or dollars in their bucket that is a minus/negative.   PTA will collect the buckets at 1:30pm on April 11 and count the money. Whoever has the most money will win.  JUST remember silver and dollars subtract from your total.  GOOD LUCK!!!!!

 

The reading incentive: We “Mustache” you to read! begins Monday. Watch for information about this to come home in your child’s mail Monday.

Have a peaceful weekend!


Friday note 3-21-14

March 21, 2014

Mrs. R Green

 2nd Grade News

743-4810    greenr@clever.k12.mo.us   March 21, 2014

 

Language Workshop:  We learned about compound words this week.  A compound word is a new word make by combining two words.

This week we started doing DOL…Daily Oral Language.  It is an opportunity for the students to use the skills they have learned in writing, spelling, grammar, etc.  It is NOT an area that is graded but used rather for review and reinforcement.  Each day your child is asked to correct two sentences independently then they are corrected as a group.

 

Word Study: Next week we will be reviewing the spelling words we had for the 3rd quarter and we will take a cumulative test on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Development: This week our vocabulary words were words from our Force and Motion unit of study in science.

 

Reading Workshop: Our focus this week was to find compound words and recognize point of views.

 

Math Workshop: We started Topic 11: Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction.

 

Content Workshop: We continued a unit on Forces and Motion and will work on magnetism next week.

 

 

Important Dates

 

 

 

Enjoy a warm weekend!

 


Parent Teacher Conferences Sign up

March 21, 2014

Here is the link to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044FA8AA23AB9-spring1


PE Performance

February 10, 2014

Just a reminder that 2nd grade is scheduled to do thier square dance routine tomorrow night at the Girls Basketball game…unless school is cancelled again……Kids are to wear western clothes and be at the HS commons area at 6:00.


Valentine Party and information

February 10, 2014

The Valentine Party will be Friday, February 14.  Parents are welcome at 11:30 to set up for the party that will be from 11:45 to 12:30.  We will open the Valentine cards during the party so we need those distributed in the containers before the party.  Please have your child bring a bag, box, any kind of container to school by Thursday.  Please have a card for each student in the class.  Thanks,

Valentine Card List

Alaina

Brayden

Caiden

Carolanne

Chloe

Cole

Connor

Emilleya

Ireland

Ivory

Jacob

Jenna

Kassie

Landen

Lily

Morgan

Nic

Preston

Sarah

Tyson

 

 


Friday note 1-24-14

January 27, 2014

Mrs. Green

 2nd Grade News

743-4810    greenr@clever.k12.mo.us   January 24, 2014

Language Workshop:  We read the “The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush” retold by Tomie DePaola. We focused on finding the challenge (problem) in the story and how the main character responded to that challenge, and on the central message of the story. Your child should be able to retell the story and tell you the central message of the story (what the author wanted the reader to learn).

 

Word Study: We worked with words spelled with ow and ou, recognized the two sounds of ow and ou, and spelled words that contain that phonogram.

 

Vocabulary Development: This week’s words were from “Thanks so Rosa. Ask your child what these words mean or how to use them in a sentence:  passengers, boarded, courageous, refused, support, and rights.

 

Math Workshop: Our newest topic is Topic 9: Subtracting Two Digit Numbers. Subtracting two digit numbers, with and without regrouping, can be extremely challenging. Please have your child practice this skill at home.

 

We will continue math drills through January and have the Banana Split party in early February. Students can use their flash cards to practice along with the old math drills that they aren’t passing. The problems can be copied onto a clean sheet of paper and used as practice. Thank you for encouraging your child to practice their math facts.

 

Content Workshop:  In Social Studies we are focusing on Principles and Processes of Governance Systems with a unit on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Reading Workshop: This week our focus has been reading strategies: predicting, visualizing, making inferences, rereading, making connections, and using our background knowledge.

 

Important Dates

 

  • January 24: Winter Festival, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • February 3: Preschool Applications due
  • February 3-6: Cheer Clinic for students K-8th grade.   Registration forms are due January 28th.
  • April 4: Art Night: Greek Night

 

Preschool Applications

  • Preschool applications for 2014-2015 are due February3rd.
  • You can find the information and application packet on the District’s website:  www.clever.k12.mo.us under the “schools” and “preschool” links.
  • You can also pick a packet up in either the Lower or Upper EleMiddle offices, or email teaguem@clever.k12.mo.us and a packet will be emailed you to.

 

 

Winter Festival

  • The winter festival will be held January 24 from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm.  The baskets are awesome and we have posted some of the finished baskets on the PTA Facebook page.
    • Parent volunteers are needed to work the 2nd grade game. The shifts are only 15-20 minutes long. Please consider volunteering and contact Nikki Tune ntune@snapleasing.com to select your time. THANK YOU!

 

Block Building Contest

  • The SW chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction is having their annual block building contest on February 8 at Willard Orchard Hills Elementary.
  • Kids are given Lego’s, string, cardboard and foil and have to build a structure in 45 minutes.
  • The structures are judged and awards are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
  • This is free and open to 100 students so registration is required.
  • All participants get a free t-shirt, medal and hard hat.
  • The website for more information is www.nawic-sw-mo.org.

 

 

 

 

Bundle up and enjoy the weekend!